Beat Up Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: July Maintenance Tips for California

July is here and the hot weather in California can make it even more challenging to keep your home cool and comfortable. Here are a few tips to help you with your July home maintenance: 

  1. Check and clean your air conditioning unit: Make sure your air conditioning unit is running efficiently and effectively. Clean or replace filters, check for leaks, and make sure it is properly maintained to keep your energy consumption low. 
  2. Keep your windows and doors sealed: Look for drafts around windows and doors and seal any gaps to keep cool air in and hot air out. 
  3. Insulate your attic and walls: Insulate your attic and walls to keep the heat out of your home and improve energy efficiency. 
  4. Use energy-efficient lighting: switch to LED light bulbs, they use less energy and last longer. 
  5. Run your appliances during off-peak hours: Avoid using appliances like the oven and dishwasher during the hottest parts of the day to keep the house cooler and your energy consumption low. 
  6. Use a programmable thermostat: Use a programmable thermostat to keep your home at a comfortable temperature even when you’re not there. 
  7. Plant trees and shrubs: Plant trees and shrubs around your home to provide shade and reduce the amount of direct sunlight that hits your house. 
  8. Be mindful of water usage: Use water-saving devices such as low-flow showerheads and faucets to reduce your water usage and cut down on your utility bills. 

By following these tips, you’ll be able to improve your home’s energy efficiency and keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer months in California. Remember, regular home maintenance can save you money and hassle in the long run, so take the time to do it right! If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.